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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

•Longmont, Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing has partnered with distributor Breakthru Beverage to enter Delaware. Left Hand’s full portfolio, including its Nitro series and Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, Good Juju, Black Jack Porter and Extrovert American IPA labels, will be available throughout the state, effective immediately. Delaware brings the craft brewer’s footprint to a total of 41 states. Breakthru Beverage also handles Left Hand’s lineup in Colorado and Nevada.

•California’s Dust Bowl Brewing Co. has released Fruit Tramp Kettle Sour Ale. The 4.5%-abv sour ale is the brewery’s first canned release of a kettle sour. Fruit Tramp is brewed with boysenberries and raspberries on a blonde ale base for a blend of sweet and tart flavors. The beer is now available in 16-ounce cans in the brewery’s distribution footprint in Central and Northern California, as well as Nevada. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. is expecting to produce 12,000-15,000 barrels in 2017.

•Colorado-based Odell Brewing is introducing a limited-edition Green Coyote Tomatillo Sour. The new entry is billed as a twist on a classic German-style Berliner, brewed with more than 3,000 pounds of fresh tomatillos. The 5.1%-abv brew will be available in small quantities across Odell’s 15-state distribution footprint. Odell is the 27th-largest craft brewer nationwide, according to the Brewers Association.

•Austin-based Adelbert’s Brewery has launched a new year-round brew, Buzzbait Blonde. The 5.5%-abv blonde ale is brewed with Sladek hops. A portion of the proceeds from Buzzbait will go to Texas’s Coastal Conservation Association to help ensure that the state’s coastal waters are preserved and protected. Buzzbait Blonde is currently available in cans throughout Texas, alongside Adelbert’s other offerings such as Mango Wit, Naked Nun and Hibiscus Saison.

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